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Queer Ultra-Violence: Bash Back! Anthology Talk

This event is taking place at the CCC (732 E Clarke St.) at 7pm Thursday June 14th. It is free.

Queer Ultra Violence: Bash Back! Anthology published by Ardent Press this February, is an analytical anthology that chronicles the (non)organization and militant queer tendency known as Bash Back! Although short lived, Bash Back! had an astonishing impact on both radical and queer organizing in the United States. Bash Back! took on gay assimilation, anti-queer violence, the queer radical establishment, and capitalism with a queer struggle that rejected traditional identity politics. The anthology compiles essays, interviews, and communiqués to document the new queer tendency spawned by the Bash Back! years.

As capitalism and the state are thrown into deeper and deeper crisis, queers and all others historically excluded from both formal economies and from the safety net of the nuclear family, will bear the brunt of the age of austerity. Reflecting critically on the past several years of radical queer action and imagination, the editors of Bash Back! Queer Ultraviolence will attempt to navigate queer space and potential in a world torn by crisis. Through this talk, Eanelli and Baroque will present a series of proposals for action and survival, taking as their starting point the position of queer autonomy and queer revolt against the State and Capital. This lecture will theorize queer gangs, self-defense networks, occupations, communes and a praxis of vengeance.


Queer Ultraviolence: Bash Back Anthology (book we now carry copies of)

” Queers are marked as victims while violence is understood to be only the tool of the masters. The queer anarchist project embodied by Bash Back! is first and foremost a refusal of victimhood and a reclamation of the violence taken from us by progressive ideology and used against us by queerbashers and the State. It was a crucial shift for Bash Back! to break with those who refused to recognize the importance of this reclamation. It served to cohere and solidify the insurrectional queer tendency around the question of violence…”

Enough said.

We are selling them for $15.


…A new ambitious and awesome looking study group starting in Milwaukee. Locations of the discussions will be posted as soon as they are available.

“a group for queer theory and praxis to meet every Thursday to share the most negative/queer critique, complicity, and gestures of ultra-violence.”

May 6th – History of Sexuality vol. 1 by Michel Foucault
May 13th – Unlimited Intimacy by Tim Dean *
May 20th – Sick, Burn, Cut by Deran Ludd *
May 27th – The Screwball Asses by Guy Hocquenghem
June 3rd – Epistemology of the Closet by Eve Sedgwick *
Junde 10th – Exile and Pride by Eli Clare *
June 17th – Hannibal Lecter, my Father by Kathy Acker*
June 24th – Touching Feeling by Eve Sedgwick
July 1st – My Words to Victor Frankenstein… by Susan Stryker
July 8th – Homosexual Desire by Guy Hocquenghem *
July 15th – No Future by Lee Edelman*
July 22nd – Terrorist Assemblages by Jasbir Puar*
July 29th – Cruising Utopia by Jose Munoz*
August 6th – Valencia by Michelle Tea
August 12th – Queer Phenoenology by Sara Ahmed*
August 12th – The Reification of Desire by Kevin Floyd*
August 26th – Is the Rectum a Grave by Leo Bersani


Texts marked with an * may prove difficult to come by
freely. But the lumpenproletariart is ceaseless and will
make crude photocopies upon request. All other texts can
be found at most libraries, on the internet (a.aaarg.org)